Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Grad Party Card "Book"

Good day, Crafters!
Graduation season is right around the corner (Can you see it in our stores?), so you know what that means!  GRAD PARTY!!!  Yes, the daunting task of planning and prepping for your graduate's special event can be a stressful one, but we're here to help and make it fun.  
Today I will show you guys how to create an awesome Vintage-style Money Book.

Yes, I said "book"!  Who says a grad party has to be school-themed?  I'm showing you that you don't have to follow the color scheme or theme of the graduate's Alma Mater.  
The theme can be a lot more personal.  This card box is in the form of a book to represent a graduate who loved literature and all things vintage for example.  It's different, unique and makes a great conversation starter as a centerpiece too!

 This was built from just one piece of 20 x 30 inch foam board and then decorated to look like a really old book.  I Mod-Podged brown cardstock onto both covers as well as the spine and then distressed it by rubbing it with a Memento stamp pad in the color Cocoa. I also misted some gold Mr. Huey's spray onto the covers to give it some shimmer.  I then covered the sides of the exposed foam board with brown creme wax, painted the pages with a mix of butter yellow and white Ceramcoat acrylic, and then streaked some wax on that to create the "pages".  

 This project will be featured on an upcoming episode of  The Joy of Crafting, so be sure to check it out if you want the full walk-through of how to create this awesome card "book"!

Erika @ PC

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